This last week end I put on an event here in Minneapolis called the Mega-Aurapalooza. We started having these events at the Center about 6 years ago. It was an all day affair where people could come and get readings and healing’s and their aura photo’s taken. (thus the name Aurapalooza). People loved connecting with other people. The events always felt really special.
About three years ago, we outgrew the Center and moved it over to Midtown Global Market where we were able to have 2-3 times the vendors we had at the Center. My business partner Carol Lowell did almost all of the planning and organizing with the help of her assistant Cathy Bender. I had very little to do with any of the planning because I’d always get overwhelmed with the meetings and all the details. I’d show up on the day of the palooza but that was about it. They took care of everything.
About three months ago when I was meditating, I was guided to put on a palooza. My first thought was that I wouldn’t know where to begin and my inner voice clearly told me that it would guide me through the whole thing. Of course my human thoughts got in there and wanted to control all of it, but my inner voice told me to stay focused on IT rather than my head and that’s exactly what I did.
It gave me the date. The hours. Told me to draw up a map so that the vendors could pick out their own spot. It told me to create a website to refer people to. List the vendors as they signed up so that people would know who was going to be there and it gave me the idea for a coupon book so that people would remember the vendors long after the event was over. My friend Bill Matney suggested adding 10% off coupons on their next visit.
As the palooza drew closer, I was given more great idea’s. One of my favorites was the yellow t-shirts that the volunteers wore. My inner voice specifically said yellow so that people would be easy to spot in a crowd and that worked really well. Whenever I needed help with something, I looked out over the sea of people and could easily find one of them.
I was guided to put flowers on each of the tables to create a sense of community rather than “each person for themselves.”
We set the tables up according to what the vendors had requested and sprayed the place with Florida water to clear any negative energy and make it nice and welcoming for the vendors and the people that participated.
Everything was intuitively guided and it went really well. If someone made a suggestion over the last three months, I would intuitively check it out. Did it go with the flow of the palooza. Was it right for the energy of the event?
98% of the event went very smooth. We were very busy that day and most of the vendors were very happy. People have emailed saying it was the most organized, easy flowing event they’ve ever worked at and that puts a huge smile on my face.
I found that when things didn’t go smooth, someone was trying to control it. They wanted it done their way. They didn’t want to go with the flow or maybe they didn’t know how but they were coming strictly from their head. It was hard to stand back and watch people trying to control something that had been so beautifully guided.
I learned alot from this experience and would love to do another one next year. I’ve already been approached by a couple of people who have asked me to organize one for them.
I miss getting my daily guidance about the palooza. I loved receiving the fun little suggestions, the magical knowing of the Universe as to what people wanted and needed.
The Universe knew that I would need something when the palooza was over and sure enough, my publisher and I had a meeting on the phone yesterday and I’m going to write a book that I’ve been wanting to write for some time.
Everything always get’s taken care of when we live in the flow.
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